The Centre for Teaching and Learning will host educational developer Laura Cruz as a visiting fellow from Nov. 18 to Dec. 9.
Dr. Cruz is an associate research professor of teaching and learning scholarship with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Pennsylvania State University. She previously served as the director of two centres for teaching and learning, as editor-in-chief of four teaching-related journals, and as an elected member of the national board for faculty developers in the United States.
During her stay, she will offer three workshops:
- Grading Differently: Rethinking How and Why We Assess Learning will explore the world of un-grading, i.e., emerging alternatives to conventional grading schema, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.
- Mapping your Classroom: Making Space for Student Engagement will explore the process of making classroom maps and using them as formative assessment tools for enhancing engagement among students at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.
- Recognition and Reward: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and RTP will examine the role scholarship of teaching and learning plays in the renewal, tenure, and promotion process at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
Cruz’s published work comprises more than 100 studies in history, pedagogy, instructional design, organizational change, and educational development, including her most recent co-authored book, Taking Flight: Making your Center for Teaching and Learning Soar.
Since 2007, the CTL has hosted more than 40 visiting fellows from the U.S.A., Canada, Jamaica, Australia, England, Belgium, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and China.